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Transfer of property to beneficiary

Who pays the cost, estate or beneficiary

I have a client who is an executor of his mother's estate. The will leaves him her house, so he's also a beneficiary. 

Who pays the legal fees to transfer the property over, him or the estate? 

I'm thinking the estate because he's incurred the cost of legal fees in order to carry out the last wishes of the will regardless of whether he benefits from it. 

Any advice would be appreciated. 

 

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By MILLY1
10th Aug 2018 13:19

The estate

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10th Aug 2018 13:29

SXGuy wrote:

I'm thinking the estate because he's incurred the cost of legal fees in order to carry out the last wishes of the will regardless of whether he benefits from it.  

I agree. The 'benefit' arises from the property being given to him under the terms of the will.

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